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>> michael: "the young turks" coming up next with walmart workers under fire. >> and the response that we're getting from 11 million people who are out of work who would love to work on thanksgiving for walmart if they had a chance. >> michael: we have a walmart worker coming on the show telling us what life is really like working at the discount mega chain. and we have a cease-fire in time time. >> egypt's government is assuming the responsibility and leadership. >> they would not be allowing it unless prime minister netanyahu signed off on this. >> michael: you know, we will have that, we'll examine the role president obama played in that today.
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should this turkey be safe? >> i don't think it will change me at pull. the same values and convictions and same policies. sarah palin is just one of our turkeys. we'll have a lot of fun. it's gobel, gobel time. >> michael: big story around the country is the fact that walmart wanted to open their stores at 8:00 thanksgiving tomorrow, and the workers are fed up with it. here is a little bit of a story about that. >> workers at 1,000 walmart stores are planning to walk off the job upset that they have to work on thanksgiving. the stores slated to open 8:00 p.m. >> we're just demanding respect.
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>> michael: you know that's from "abc news" joined again today luckily tricia rose professor at brown university, and michael hastings buzzfeed, rolling stone, and probably going to write another book. >> the book is going to come out next month. >> michael: i want to show you how this is being treated. we go to fox news, and the lovely michelle malkin. >> we really need to understand that these big labor thugs do not have workers' interests at heart. if you think about the truckers, shippers farmers people who work in the agriculture industry who are being hurt by this, and with regard to walmart, you just have to look on social media and the response we're getting from 11 million people who are out of work who would love to work on thanksgiving at walmart if they had a chance. >> game what it does to the the republicans
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have stood in the way of a farm bill being passed. i love the double speak. it continues on fox talking about walmart. >> i want to know how sharp edged are you going to be? you have a fight on hands. how rough will walmart is going to be. for example, what if some of the workers walk out on the job on black friday, will you fire them? >> it will depend on the situation. we'll take each of them on the case-by-case basis. we expect our associates to show up and do their job. >> do you agree with me that you're in for four tough years because this administration is no friend to walmart. >> i'm not going to comment on that. we're just focused on black friday. >> this is walmart. black friday is back. the first and only place to go. >> michael: i love how they come out of it and then there is a
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walmart ad. >> when you see what fox is trying to do, i love roger ailes saying that fox doesn't have an agenda at all. we're in the news business and we have no agenda. they're trying to pick a fight on behalf of the president. >> you have 2 million people employed by walmart. 1% of the working labor force. one thing that people are forgetting, two years ago walmart employees were trampled to death on thanksgiving. they don't deserve a break. they deserve danger pay. >> michael: they deserve danger pay for what they do. it's $8.81 an hour which is $15,500 a year, which is poverty level. even then further, the health benefits they get. you can qualify if you get 24
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hours per week but because they have this flexible scheduling it's hard for them to make those 24 hours. the premiums go up and they get 24 hours a week. a person does not make enough money, what do they do? they get on public assistance. a person who is not making enough money, they they earn 31% less than average. if they paid their workers $12 to $13 an hour their workers would not be threatening to walk out. this is not a good place to be working. >> these are poverty-sustaining wages. these are not the kind of wages that allow people to have a sustainable life. this is not about people--gifts people want handouts. people who are working? and they're having to rely on subsidies in order to survive. >> and to better illuminate us on that. we have sara gilbert. a manager of a walmart in the seattle area. thank you for being on the show
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today. >> thank you. it. >> michael: i want to talk about what your personal situation is. what is it that brings you on air today to talk about this. how does it effect you personally? >> well, i worked for walmart for about three years now, i am a manager, and i have been since my 90 probationary period was over. i'm just another person who is trying to take care of my family. i'm also going to school. i don't make a decent living. i do have to get some kind of subsidized help from the government, which is not something that i brag about, but unfortunately that's the way it is. >> michael: and you have worked there for three years. >> yes, i have. >> michael: you'veyou work 40 hours a week and i still need government assistance. this strike for you is about what?
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>> more money, better health insurance. the health insurance only covers myself. but it really doesn't give me anything. one doctor visit a year. i have to pay out more than what my yearly income is before i'm covered any more. >> happy thanksgiving. are you putting your job in jeopardy by coming on the show and talking about these issues. >> well, walmart does tend to retaliate against people for things like that. i striked last thursday. i can't say that i wasn't nervous doing t but it was worth the chance that it's going to take. i probably will have some repercussions from my actions from thursday and for being here today, but i think that america should know what is really going on, and you know, i'm not a disgruntled worker. i just want things to be better. >> can i ask you a quick question. there has been a lot of attacks in the previous segment on fox news about big unions sort of
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driving this. it seems quite clear that you're drivingdriving this. this painting of unions, demonize to undo the strike. >> it's not about an union at all. i'm part of an organization called r-walmart. an organization made of associates current and previous. we're staying together to make things different. the union does back us, but we're not part of the union nor are we here to make walmart an union. we just want things to be better, and we need support from somebody to do so. >> michael: sarah gilbert i want to invite josh idelson josh, i want to ask you about this strike, and it's significance in a macro-way. why is this one that we're paying close attention to?
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>> it's hard of think of a strike in the in the 21 century has made a difference. walmart represents 1% of the jobs and walmart is the driver of the economy that we find ourselves in. you may not work there but you work in the walmart economy. walmart pioneered the low wage, and the method of union busting, both legal and illegal that allows it to keep wages down. even union places like union supermarkets and grocery stores have had their wages driven down because of competition with walmart. if you can beat walmart, you can beat almost anybody. if you can't if it really isn't possible to make walmart say yes when it wants to say no, then we're looking at a very cramped future for the labor movement. >> that's what it brings to mind. if walmart wins, let's say our walmart and this small strike that may happen tomorrow is not successful what are the
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implications of a victory. >> whatever happens both sides are going to claim victory, and both sides will admit that this will continue. having talked to many walmart workers, this will continue past friday. the biggest question about the damaged walmart brand politics, is how other r-walmart members and non-members are going to look at this. in the long run over the next 10, 20 years if there isn't success at either unionizing walmart or transforming the business model at walmart, then other companies are going to continue to follow suit and companies will only accept what they're legally required to.
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where companies only accept that if they don't think it's worth damage to their weapontation or from union busting. >> sarah, let me bring if you in here quickly. there has been a lot of concern people feeling other challenged workers, people who don't have a lot of resources want to shop at walmart because they're offering these deals. what can we tell other citizen who is find themselves in the financial crush that walmart's prices encourage them to shop in, how can we discourage them to go to walmart on friday, saturday, and forward? >> well, i would say probably i understand that it's cheaper to shop at walmart, but is it worth the price that we as workers are paying to get a little bit of difference in savings? really, off our hard work and low wages that's how they're getting those prices. is it really worth that? >> michael: thank you and happy thanksgiving to both of you
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sarah and josh. this is a story that we'll continue to follow. we'll be back after the holidays to talk about what happens tomorrow, and what happens on black friday, thanks again to both of you. next oh at the young turks. a cease-fire just as bombs reach television. >> a man placed an ied on it. eyewitnesses tell us they heard screaming. >> michael: we have new information on that clinton-brokered cease-fire. and while it may be thanksgiving, it does not stop the elbows of flying. tweet us at @tytoncurrent if you can guess who it might be.
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you know who is coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? >> michael: "the young turks" with tricia rose and michael hastings on the eighth day of this turmoil in the gaza strip and in israel, it turns out that a cease-fire was brokered with the help of hillary clinton by mohammed morsi with prime
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minister netanyahu. she met with abbas and netanyahu with to broker. >> united states welcomes the cease-fire in gaza. the rocket attacks must end and calm return. in the days ahead the united states will work with partners across the region to consolidate this progress, improve conditions for the people of gaza, provide security for the people of israel. >> michael: we welcome back tim mak from politico. thank you for being on the show today. i want to talk to you tim about who the white house is saying about this cease-fire that they brokered. this is the white house statement. the president said that the united states would use the opportunity offered by the cease-fire to intensify efforts to help israel address its
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security needs andcracying the weapons and explosive smuggled. >> cenk: gaza. this is something that president obama has kept arm's discontinues from, but how involved has he been in this negotiation. >> there are two take aways from today's event. first hillary clinton in helping to broker the cease-fire, it is not without coincidence that clinton was among the first to announce the cease-fire. that message there and the translation of that is that the united states has played a natural role in insuring that a cease-fire has been agreed to. the second take away is that egypt had taken the counter central control role. the united states and egypt has worked together to get them to the available and get them to agreement. >> michael: you said that the united states has taken a role. i want to know about the
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president. what has obama done? >> he has been on the phone. the question is what is the president's personal involvement in this? how much does he want to become a leader on this issue? publicly hasn't gotten ahead of the issue to try to make a statement and say you know, the united states and me in particular is going to be the moral authority on this, the priority. he has other domestic priorities at home. when you talk about the fiscal cliff and stuff like that, maybe he doesn't want want to be mired in this conflict that is so complicated. >> this is the first israeli israeli-palestinian peace agreement--i'm not going to call it a peace premium since the post arab spring world. who are the winners and losers in this? morsi, clinton abbas, a hamas.
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>> a peace agreement that israel has ruled with hamas. when we winners everyone, both the united states and israel today are praising egypt and their central role in getting this agreement done. >> michael: you know, film you said it's not quite a peace agreement. just today the today of the fuse, wetruce, we learned of a bombing. >> ten people have been hurt and there are others who suffer trauma. the bus behind me exposed. a man placed some sort of i.e.d. on it, shattered the glass blowing everything out. eyewitnesses telling us they heard screamings. many thought it was a rocket but there were no sirens. >> michael: it reminds us of the death toll, 140 palestinians have died. five israelis have died. the seriousness of this conflict cannot be underscored. tim, i want to say when you talk
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about morsi and his involvement and how america is going to egypt again now. is this going to define a new relationship tri-lateral there? >> yes, the united states wants a durable peace in the region, and i think that any durable peace has to involve regional leaders including egypt. the united states needs to find a way to deal with this new government that egypt has selected. the durability is up in the air. we're receiving word that most of the schools in the area of the rocket-attack range of the gaza strip has canceled school on wednesday. that shows you how weary they are about how durable the cease-fire is going to be. >> tim, this is tricia rose. let me ask you a question. to what degree can the u.s. function legitimately as a neutral honest broker.
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when you look at the funding. when you look at the iron dome and the casualty rates it raises questions to me about whether or not the cease-fire can be held together when the u.s. one side. >> the united states simply does not deal with hamas directly. it deals with it through egypt. it sees it as a terrorist entity. you're right, israel and the united states are close allies, and the united states by 2015 will have dedicated close to $1 billion if authorization bills hold, they will have dedicated close to $1 billion to the iron dome system. so that's why the egyptian role is so important in all this. egypt acts as the conduit between american interest and diplomacy into the gaza strip. >> michael: you can follow tim mak on tim kmak on political
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could. we switch to hardcore politics. yes it's the first annual tyt turkey pardon. should this turkey be saved? >> i have a deal for the president. a deal that i don't believe he can refuse.. >> michael: yeah i'm just going to go with no, that turkey should not be saved. i'm going to vote early and often, but you get ready to make a decision on the donald yourself. later on if you think the voteer i.d. problem was solved just because president obama won the allegations, think again. we have a report coming up. >> i wish we all lived in a perfect world, but we don't. there are individuals who would take advantage of you
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pardon. as a matter of fact there are two turkeys that the president pardoned today. the first, the backup, and insert your joke in the pardoning here. but we're doing our own tyt pardon. i'm joined by brett erlich jayar rose here for our turkey from the turkey farm. the first turkey is newt gringrich. this is what he had to say this year making him the turkey. >> you're going to be the nominee. >> i'm going to be the nominee. i'm going to be the nominee. >> michael: it speaks for himself. you don't even have to put him on a turkey head. we move to sarah palin. look at the background in this clip. >> i don't think it has changed me at all. i have the same values and convictions, i'm just a greater probation for what other candidates go through. it's pretty brutal.
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>> michael: that's alaska's former governor in front of a turkey slaughter. >> with sarah palin i think that she you know, she did that whole thing where there was no difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull except for lipstick. i think she has spared herself from slaughter through irrelevance. if she's back she's a well train trained pit bull where you just have to go--and she'll stop. >> michael: jayar, she's the turkey that time forget. >> the same thing when president bush was out of office, and you say, he's gone. now i miss the guy because he provided way too much fun when you see these situations. i don't know if we're revealing yet-- >> michael: no, we're going to vote once we have met all the turkeys. >> the candidates. >> michael: each one o, this guy is a turkey, oh my god i forgot about this one. this is the dick morris turkey.
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>> it's going to be--well, you can call it a landslide or not but 325-223 is pretty landslide landsliding in my view. >> michael: i predict that dick morris will predict that he'll get a pardon. >> yes, probably. i like the fact that he landslideing like its action in present tense. he's absurd. >> he has made himself irrelevant, dick morris, if he has not already been pretty irrelevant. we go now, like i said before, there is this guy. donald trump. our turkey trump. >> i have a deal for the president. a deal that i don't believe he can refuse. $5 million. the check will be given within one hour after he releases all of the records so stated.
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>> michael: brett, what was he going to do for that hour? >> i have no idea. i just love how they pull back. the entire nation was like that empty office he was in because no one responded, no one was listening. people--you know with him he's the kind of guy that he's a like sheep you want to sheer a lot of times. >> you know, you would get quite a sweater if you did shear him. that's pretty good. we go to chris christie, one of the more generous turkeys, a big table at the chris christie turkey. >> i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern compassion for our state and people of our state. i appreciate his friendship and leadership. >> i wouldn't call what i did was embrace barack obama. i know that's become the wording of it, but i was the first
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governor in america to endorse mitt romney. i traveled tens of thousands of miles for him. >> michael: michael, i know when it comes to vote who we're going to pardon and leave alone for the rest of 2012, your sentiments lie with chris christie. >> i'm not going to tip my hand but i'm going to defend the gov. i'll call him gov. get the hell off my beach. i like his spoil. i want to not only pardon him but eat thanksgiving dinner with him. >> he's the most like the turkey turkeys that we pardon. there is no sin really committed. they were just born that way. he's most in that camp. >> michael: tricia, what do you think? >> i don't like governor christie but i'm not--but i think i might have to go with notebook on it. i'm not eating at his table. >> michael: we're not pardoning yet because we have one more turkey for you.
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mitt romney. he ran for president earlier this year. here is mitt romney. >> all right, there are 47% who are with him who are dependent on government, who believe that they are victims. >> it's a message which i'm going to carry and continue to carry which is look the president's approach is attractive to people who are not paying taxes. >> michael: jayar? >> this has been done. continues to talk about all the things that he did to hurt himself, and then watched everybody implode around him and see where he is. we didn't like him before the election, and and now things change and we get to see everything about him afterward. >> michael: and he does seem like a turkey, doesn't he, brett. >> the things about these turkeys, they die within a year because they were bred for thanksgiving. i'm not going to say that mitt romney is going to die but mitt romney was bred for running for president. after wards what emergency is
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there but to give him a little slack and let him live out his life at mt. vernon. >> and sending these turkeys to mt. vernon, so i don't know if we want to give him that. >> i don't eat meat. i'll vote for the turkeys. we're insulting these turkeys. they're terrific. they have families. they have nice friends, they anybody. they don't go around slashing other people's resources. i think the turkeys are the best in this whole group. >> michael: the actual birds. but two of them are being pardoned by the president. >> i want to pardon all the turkeys. >> i like how they named the turkeys hobbler and cobbler and then you're naming one food after another that's strange and very difficult to go with that. >> michael: it's time for "the young turks" audience has been waiting for the entire year, they're going to wait another 3
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365 days for the next pardon. i'll give the first pardon vote to jayar jackson. >> i'm going to go to sarah palin. >> michael: sarah palin with one vote. one more vote than she has ever gotten in this room. brett erlich. >> i was thinking about chris christie. that's where i started. you know, came around with the hurricane, but coming around to this whole mitt romney--i saw him at disneyland. he's so sad. his hair is poofy now. he's not the man that we once at a level we could make fun of him at. i'm going to go with mitt romney romney. >> i had the exact opposite journey where i started feeling sympathetic to mitt romney after being totally humiliated on the national stage. but then he came out and started talking about gifts and how horrible it is to give free
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turkeys away even to people who can't afford them. i'm going to stick with the goff. he had a tough couple of breaks after this storm. >> mitt romney had a pardon waiting from this panel and then he blew it with the gifts. tricia rose. >> i'm going to go with christie. i'm a new yorker. he defended the region. he did it in his own slightly distorted way suggest the possibility of working bit. own when it was had "n" his interest but you take what you can get. >> you're committing to a year of not making fun of chris christie. >> did they change the rules. >> michael: just the rest of the year. >> just a month or so. >> michael: you have one vote for mitt romney. right now its palin with one. mitt with one i could tie it up or give it to christie. i'm going through newt gringrich. he thought he was going to get the pardon very early. dick morris predict predicted that
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mitt romney would get the pardon. he didn't get the pardon. donald trump is an idiot and chris christie gets my pardon. from "the young turks" we say to you, governor christie, for the rest of 2012 we will not utter an ill will about you and we'll look forward to 2013. thank you for being with us here, governor christie, you are the pardoned turkey of the "the young turks." coming next we have stephen colbert. he made the super pacs funny. then we'll hear how cenk might get the last laugh. >> will a lot of people go to jail. >> have you named anybody who could go to jail for breaking the law with the uh, i'm in a timeout because apparently riding the dog like it's a small horse is frowned upon in this establishment! luckily though, ya know, i conceal this bad boy underneath my blanket just so i can get on e-trade. check my investment portfolio, research stocks... wait, why are you taking...
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>> michael: we learned today thanksgiving is a time of slow news time. so the news delivered today representative jesse jackson jr. who has long been suffering with
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bipolar disorder under treatment at the mayo clinic, will, in fact resign his seat. the seat that he won a few weeks ago. the rumors are that his brother or sister may be named in a deal to take that seat. those are just rumors. we'll follow the story and we'll let you know more about it with further political reporting next week. we do want to turn to another side of politics. we showed you one part of a series that cenk uygur shot about campaign finance cenk went to a conference this past weekend called "money out voters in" where he looked at different ideas about campaign finance reform. a real pet issues of his. here are some of the greatest minds in campaign finance reform showing solutions about what can be done about the problem. >> tonight we're going to start a fight to take back our democracy our politicians are
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bought. who bought them? who bought them? the corporations did. >> i got tired of watching that corruption and not doing anything about it. i thought the most important thing you can do for our democracy, for our government, is to clean up this corruption. if we don't, the american people, whether they're conservative or liberal on any particular issue they're going to lose on the essence on the principles of the actual ideas that they have. the only thing that matters is money. we have to fix that first so we can go back to having honest debates about which direction we should take this country so we can go back to actually having a democracy. >> we've got at least three-quarters of the country on our side on this issue. three-quarters of the country in the long run is not going to lose. we are going to win. the only question is when and how? that's 75% of the country is
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dying for a vehicle to clean up this corruption. >> how in the world do we get beyond this enormous problem. >> we're not going to change incentive. we're not going to produce a world where congressmen are not depend on their funders. but what we can do is create a world where the funders are all of us. that means to try to adopt systems for funding election where is the money comes from the bottom up, and all people, all citizens are participating in that system of funding. so when you feel the pressure of money, you're feeling the same pressure you feel when you're feeling the pressure of votes in the election. i'm also a believer about the need to think about how we might need to update the constitution to deal with this explosion of independent expenditure. we need a movement that can walk, chew gospel and tweet. >> we've been given another gift. not by stephen colbert but his lawyer.
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>> will a lot of people go to jail for breaking the law with their pacs? >> no. >> can you name anyone who has broken the law with their pacs? >> not a person. >> that's my kind of law. >> that's the american anti-corruption act. >> i under you have a new solution for campaign reform. >> if you're running for congress, and if you're a member of congress, and you're running for re-election, the place you're going to get your money is largely from the very people want something from you and in your offices saying can you do this favor for us, or can you change that piece of legislation, or can you protect this tax loophole? >> we talk about the need for a constitutional amendment, which would change the entire landscape. we have to recognize that that is a long process. the point of the american anti-corruption act was to show that it is possible to change the process in really significant ways that would
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revolutionize washington. >> what we're proposing is that us tax payers get $100 of our money back, of our tax money that has gone to the government. that we be allowed to use that by designated it to any candidate or any political party or committee. that raise as great deal of money that does not come from lobbyists, that doesn't come from the one-third of the one percent but comes from the rest of the country. we believe that that is something that americans will be excited about because it gives them skin in the >> we've heard a lot of solutions today. obviously the best one is mine. what we need is a constitutional amendment to clean up our politics. we got to get money out of those politics because it is buying our politicians. of course there are different ways to get at that amendment. i think the convention is the best way. but i want everybody fighting with all their different ways and different ideas to make sure that we end the corruption.
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>> michael: i think trevor potter's voucher idea sounds cool. if you like cenk's idea, go to www.wolf-pac.com. when we come back i have a special report about how they're still trying to steal our vote. >> there are individuals who would take advantage not only of you and me but the system as well. >> but isn't what is in alabama alread 15 succeeded in setting their houses on fire. at christmas, there was a lot of driving over the river and through the woods. and a little bit of skidding on the ice and taking out grandma's garage door. so while you're celebrating, allstate will be standing by. trouble never takes a holiday. neither should your insurance. that's allstate's stand. are you in good hands? ♪ ♪
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>> michael: you know the voter i.d. issue was such an issue during the campaign of 2012 but a lot of people think barack obama won so many people are were waiting so many minorities voted, it's probably not an issue. wrong. they're going to keep fighting, as i learned when i did this story on the voter fraud and i.d. many people waited for hours to vote and it's about to end here in the nation's highest court. the u.s. supreme hear another case shelby county v holder which could impact voters in nine states. last year 34 states enacted some type of voter i.d. reform with the exception of rhode island each of these states had a
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republican legislator. >> people who lost their lives here have not lost it in vain because they won victory in in movement of the civil arts but their sacrifices have been lessened in. 12,347 john lewis now a 14-term congressman from congress. >> this is a deliberate systemic attempt on certain seasons in our country to take us back to another period 12,347 lewis was a freedom rider. >> i happen to believe that the vote is so precious, almost sacred, and it should be very simple to vote. >> this is a poll tax. we eliminated the poll tax years ago. >> michael: on the surface it seems that the proponents of the law has a convincing argument and it's working as they sell this as an antidote to the
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national plague of voter fraud rather than a means of voter suppression. the same suppression that people like these fought against less than 50 years ago. and besides who doesn't have a government issued i.d. right? wrong again. pennsylvania where state one in seven pennsylvanians didn't have a government i.d. and predominantly minority philadelphia, one in three. in alabama, it's the same story. gerald allen sponsored the i.d. law there. he said that's the price of progress. >> i wish that we all lived in a perfect world, but we there are individuals that would take advantage not only of you and me but the system as well. >> michael: but senator, isn't what is in alabama already close to perfect? >> we live in a different time. we feel to secure the future for
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our children and grandchildren and future generations of this state, that this is the right direction for us to go in. >> it's part of a political game. you know, this cure that people have come up with is a thousand times worse than any disease that is designed to fix. >> civil rights veterans who help to create the very act that the supreme court has agreed to review know the fight has barely begun and they're sending out a call for action. >> these laws only serve one purpose to make it difficult for people to vote. >> it creates a movement similar to the 60s people must protest, organize and mobilize those who need to be mobilized. it's the only way that we're going to stop it.
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we must stop it. >> you know, tricia, when i hear john lewis say you have got to mobilize and you got to stop this, it means that it's not over. just because the president won it's not over. >> it's not over at all. i'm really glad you did this segment. it's really important to connect this suppression efforts. not just voteer i.d. but the suppression efforts. the limiting. early voting, the challenging of different threats and felony convictions. this strategy is extremely partisan and relies specifically on the idea of black people criminals. in all of the place that this is having the biggest affect is implying, not unlike the civil right movement, that these people are some how illegitimateillegitimate. it's a long term battle that we
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have to focus on. >> michael: listen to what tricia is saying, michael, the whole idea of vote ever frauder fraud is a made up problem. there were more violations in pennsylvania of endangered bird statute than the case of voter fraud. and in florida there were more shark attacks in the first 2010 than the case of voter fraud. how has this taken traction? these courts has not done away with it. they said we have to wait and see and then implement. >> we were discussing this before the show, right? if you look at the presidential election, and the voter turnout numbers that the obama campaign was able to get out higher turnouts laws that are in the process of being passed. you get into a situation where grassroots organizations are going to spend that much more money and that much more preparation and get into the game that much earlier with lawyers and what not to try to get around these things.
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or to not get around them, but to ensure whatever new laws are passed their voters can apply it. >> michael: tricia, the civil rights movement, it's different than being able to sit down at the bus or the launch counter. is there motivation? >> it's no question, it's a different time. we're in a different era and strategies are different. when you said alabama is close to perfect as it is, i have to tell you the line was a day. >> michael: maybe i get the elbow. when we come back we're going to give you the elbow of the day. when alea was born i definitely was not prepared. i just asked myself, "am i doing all that i can, am i doing the best that i can for her?" my whole family was so thrilled and so excited. it was just the start of a
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wonderful journey. i feel lucky every single day that i have my parents, i have my grandparents and that alea has grandparents and great-grandparents. sometimes they'll joke around and they'll say, " how's our baby, how's our baby?" and she's almost like this collective family baby. the fact that all of these generations can live together happily and get to know each other and learn from each other is really incredible. my mom was diagnosed with type-1 diabetes when she was 15. when she was first diagnosed they didn't even have any blood sugar monitor. people really didn't know what the future would hold for her but now, today, there are so many resources available to her. she has all these technological devices to help her stay healthy. >> it is sunny out. since alea was born, i almost feel more responsible for making the world a better place. we all have the ability to make
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it better for ourselves and for our children. >> brought to you by roche, the maker of the new accu-chek nano blood glucose meter.
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>> michael: you might be surprised to know that they're still counting votes in america. as they've gotten through maryland, mitt romney's total was 47.6%. they're still counting california and new york it looks like he'll go below 47.5%. it means he will have gotten 47% of the vote for history. let's look at mitt romney talking about that number. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president to matter what. there are 47% who are with him who are dependent on government, who believe they're victims and who believe the government is responsible to take care of them. who believe they're entitled, you name it they're entitled and the government should give it to them and they'll vote for this president no matter what.
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>> michael: ironies of ironies. guess who was pumping gas as part of the 47%. our friend willard, and he is in the rink as 47% comes down on poor willard mitt romney. unbelievable how things turn around like that. >> yes. >> michael: i just want to thank all of you, michael hastings, tricia rose, who has come across the country, jayar jackson, it's always a pleasure to be here. >> great working with you. >> michael: i wish you a happy thanksgiving. and most specifically men and women serving abroad, serving our country, also everybody who is affected by the horrors of sandy in new york and new jersey on the east coast, people putting their lives back together, everyone who might be striking at walmart, we sit down to our thanksgiving dinner we'll be that ing of you. from all the people i'm lucky enough to work with from current every day we wish a peaceful and happy and healthy thanksgiving.
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